GUYANA – Latest News – October 9, 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – October 9, 2015 – Kaieteur News

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President Granger meets with Trinidad counterpart

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | President David Granger traveled to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago, on Wednesday, where he met with new Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley. This meeting marked the first between the two CARICOM Heads of State, since Dr. Rowley was elected in September. President Granger and Prime Minster Rowley re-affirmed the bilateral relationship between […]

NCN paid ‘ghost employees’ $6.6M last year

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | A State audit of the 2014 financial statements of the National Communications Network (NCN) has confirmed that the entity doled out over $6.6M last year for staffers who were not even working there. Rather, the 17 persons were stationed elsewhere, at the Office of the President (OP), under the administration of the previous Government, and […]    

Audit on NFMU reveals…$$Millions spent on unrelated projects

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | By Kiana Wilburg       The forensic audit into the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) continues to bring to the front-burner, even more atrocious acts of dishonesty. Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma told Kaieteur News that he was appalled when he discovered that “almost 90 percent of the funds of the Frequency Management Unit dating back […]

Granger accredits four new Ambassadors

OCTOBER 9, 2015 |Four new non-resident Ambassadors to Guyana were accredited by President David Granger during separate ceremonies at the Ministry of the Presidency yesterday. Letters of Credence were presented to Granger by Ambassador Pak Chang Yul of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ambassador Nguyen Van Kien of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Ambassador Guy Sevrin of […]

US to provide help in housing sector

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | Recently accredited US Ambassador Perry Holloway told Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, that the US is willing and ready to provide assistance in the area of housing and renewable energy—particularly in the hinterland communities. He expressed these remarks during a meeting on Wednesday at the Minister’s office on Fort Street, Kingston. Also present were Permanent […]

IDB aims to double financing for climate change

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | The Inter-American Development Bank yesterday announced the goal of doubling the volume of its climate-related financing by 2020. In order to increase investments in adaptation, particularly for countries within the region that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, the bank also committed to screen all relevant projects for climate risks and resilience […]

Government may have to repay large sums to IDB

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | —if unable to account for spending in Sprinkles prog. “Worrying,” was the adjective used by Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton, as he spoke of the possibility of Government having to repay substantial sums that might have been misappropriated by the previous administration. Government, this publication has learnt, will have to repay over US$400,000 […]

Govt. in advanced negotiations with US/European airlines

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | The announcement by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) management to discontinue its London route service in January 2016 was one that was anticipated for some time now with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) already moving to attract new airlines to fly this route. “In recent months, we have ramped up our efforts to have a […]

Magistrate shifts Dr. Jennifer Westford’s fraud case to November

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | PPP Member of Parliament and former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford, was yesterday instructed to return to court on November 12, after her attorney was granted another adjournment date. Yesterday was Westford’s fourth appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Her attorney, Neil Boston, was to have made an application to have the matter […]

Govt. agencies to tackle pollution in mining districts

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | An inter-agency collaborative approach is being pursued to address pollution within the mining districts as the Government moves to regulate the sector. Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, who has oversight for the natural resources sector, explained that collaboration has begun with the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Ministry […]

Local entertainer, Dwidth Ferguson, on the run as … Illegal drugs, gun smuggling operations smashed in Canada

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | -22 firearms, US$12M in cocaine, vehicles seized     A year-long international investigation into drugs trafficking and gun-running has resulted in the arrest of several persons in Canada. An arrest warrant was also issued for a popular Guyanese entertainer. On the run is Dwidth Ferguson, 32, said to be a director of Hits and Jams […]

One bandit shot after gang trails visitor from CJIA

OCTOBER 9, 2015 |Police came close to busting an organized ring of criminals who target mainly incoming travelers of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. This happened because of an alert driver and quick response from the Guyana Police Force (GPF). The combination led to the capture of one of three men, responsible for several attacks on travelers coming […]

Opposition Leader’s Office decries piecemeal handover of assets

OCTOBER 9, 2015 | …This is really disrespectful—Teixeira    The work of the Office of the Leader of the Political Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, is now not only being stymied by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Government but is also being disrespected outright. Chief Whip of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Gail Teixeira, made […]

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